Randal E. Bodi

Dec 13, 1957 - Mar 9, 2013

Randal E. Bodi passed over Saturday, March 9, 2013. 

Randy was best known for his custom built street rods which have been featured in many magazines. The owners of his custom cars have won many awards and trophies. 

He was born Dec. 13, 1957, and graduated from Margaretta High School and EHOVE. In 1988, he was selected for the EHOVE Gallery of Success. Randy owned and operated West End Auto Body on Venice Road for 16 years. He was a lifelong resident of Bay View, and served his community as a fireman, EMT, and councilman. He was known as a good man who helped everyone. 

Randy loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter, woodsman, hiker, and true to his Bodi heritage, fisherman. His love for life came from friends. 

Randy is survived by his life partner, Jean Ries; his parents, Phyllis and Gerald Bodi; brothers, Rex and Alan, of Bay View, and Jim, of Westerville, Ohio; nephews, Jason and Jacob, of Bay View, Derrick, of Cleveland, and Zachary, of Castalia; and nieces, Autumn and Summer, of Atlanta. 

A Memorial Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Church of the Nazarene, 1617 Milan Road, Sandusky. Lunch will be served following services at VFW Post 2529, 604 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Groff Funeral Homes and Crematory, Sandusky is handling arrangements. 

Gifts in Randy's memory may be sent to Bay View Village Fire Department, 2312 Comanche Trail, Sandusky, OH 44870, Stein Hospice Care Center, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or Cancer Services, 505 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870. 

Condolences may be shared with the family at grofffuneralhomes.com.